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Apple Comprehensively focusing on Health Care Project

Rumors are everywhere that mighty Apple is working on health care project no time ever before. In case the current rumors have some reality than iPhone could be the important element for users to visit the doctor’s clinic.

The tech-company actually looking forward to having a health care unit and the team is working on an ambition. Apple has its aim to have a clinical data and record keeping platform for the iPhone. The Apple’s health care project is planning to have s system in which it can provide a complete history of a health profile a person. The user profile will have checkup details, test results, prescription and furthermore a user will have a complete health profile within his pocket.

Having a system like this could help out everyone in order to resolve the issues of health care industry’s data and it will be easy for everyone to get the complete health information within no time and the exchanging of information of health known as “interoperability”.  The new system definitely brings positive changes in currently manage our medical histories, which are not in an order form and records are scattered everywhere instead of availability at single place.

The Apple’s team has reached out to the hospitals, developers and to all the industry groups to gather to bring them into the fold and almost half dozen of people is familiar with the project, CNBC report stated that.

The health care project on which Apple is working currently, May requires a cloud system to deal with the entire data; on the other hand, CNBC resources stated that the Apple team is searching start-ups in the space for possible accessions. Hiring companies does not matter for mighty Apple having more than 250$ billion cash, having an outstanding and reliable system would be more important.

Sources added that Apple has discussed with the companies who have already prepared an extraordinary system for saving health records. They named the project as The Argonaut project, which has the mission to cement interoperability benchmarks covering the industry and The Carin Alliance which has the aim to improving consumer hold on their online health record.

The CNBC sources further added that there is another huge change in Apple’s work planning, which is been the hinge on fitness monitoring and wellness with the Apple watch as well as the iPhone Health kit.

That’s not an argument that work has been a failure, the contemporary Apple’s smartwatch has been in the news since it is been used as a platform to diagnose an ordinary heart disease quite precisely compare to the typical medical methods and as well as non-invasive glucose monitoring prototype has spotted on Tim Cock’s wrist. It possible could make the wearable an extraordinary gadget for millions.  But revolutionize a health care feature within iPhone, the well-known tech-device in the United States and all across the globe could bring the company to new heights in the technological industry. Mighty Apple did not deny the facts reported on CNBC and even Apple declined to make a statement on CNBC report.

HTC presents Android’s flagship U11

HTC has presented its new top model with the U11. The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 and has an innovative operating function: the housing of the smartphone reacts due to “Edge Sense” on pressure.

After LG, Samsung and Sony have already presented their Android flagship for the year 2017, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC now follows with the new U11. The smartphone follows with its glass housing the design language of the Phablet model HTC U Ultra and is – as users expect a flagship – equipped with everything that is good and expensive.

The special highlight of the smartphone is not the fast Snapdragon 835 CPU or the 12-megapixel camera, but the new “Edge Sense” control function. Thanks to the pressure-sensitive housing sides, a light print is sufficient to start various functions like the camera, Google Assistant, Alexa or other preconfigured apps. In addition, EdgeSense provides various additional features within System Apps. The feature differentiates between short and long print. How convincing the use of EdgeSense in practice is, a test will show.

The hardware inside the HTC U11 can also be seen: contents represent the smartphone on a 5.5-inch LCD screen with 2.560 x 1.440 pixels. For a liquid work bench, however, the Qualcomm Octacore Snapdragon 835, which comes with up To 2.45 GHz clocks and back to 4 GB of memory. 64 GB are available for data storage, which can be extended by up to 2 TByte via MicroSD. Alternatively, the card slot can also be used for an additional SIM card.

High-end camera in the HTC U11

For a successful snapshots, HTC uses a 12-megapixel camera with ultra-pixel technology, brisk autofocus, f / 1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. In the test of the camera experts from DXO, the U11 sets with a score of 90 points to the top and points with Google’s pixel, Samsung’s S8 or the iPhone 7 on the seats. In contrast to many opponents, the camera is built almost flat with the housing. For high-resolution self-help is also provided: At the front works a camera with 16 megapixels.

The remaining features include a 3,000 mAh battery, a housing protected against water and dust according to IP67, a fingerprint sensor, WLAN a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 3.1 with Type C port. A normal 3.5 mm Audiobuchse search users unfortunately in vain. As an operating system Android 7.1 with the in-house surface HTC Sense is used.

The HTC U11 will be available from 1 June 2017 in the colors Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black and Ice White for a RRP of 749,00 Euro. The color Solar Red is about six weeks after sales start to come into the trade.

Honor shows its designer smartphone Magic

For the three-year brand anniversary, Honor has shown its new Android smartphone Magic, which offers a curved display and comprehensive comfort functions.

With Honor, Huawei launched a brand three years ago, which is aimed primarily at young smartphone customers who buy online. In 2015, some 40 million units were already sold. At this year’s “Black Friday”, the Honor 8, which was offered for 299 euros, was one of the bestsellers in Germany.

For the anniversary, the Chinese have now shown the new Android smartphone Magic, which could also come to Germany. There is still no official statement from the manufacturer. In China, the device costs about 500 euros.

Octacore CPU and QHD display

Striking is the 5.1 inch Amoled dislplay with 2.560 x 1.440 pixels resolution, which is slightly bent over the side edges. The case is made of tempered glass and has a metal frame. The technical features include a Kirin 950 Octacore processor, a battery with 2.900 mAh, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of non-expandable data storage. The rear camera has two lenses each with 12 megapixel resolution, plus an 8-megapixel frontcam.

In addition, the smartphone has a comprehensive intelligent sensor and detection technology. The Wise Screen sensor allows users to unlock their mobile phones by facial recognition by taking it up and looking at the screen. The screen turns off automatically and is locked when the mobile phone is dropped or put into a pocket.

The Honor Magic Live System is designed to anticipate the user’s needs through predictive information, thus helping them to make their daily lives easier. This includes, for example, customizable recommendations based on users’ social entertainment with instant messenger apps. There, for example, blockbuster recommendations are displayed in conversations that revolve around films.

TCL assumes manufacturing and distribution of Blackberry devices

Blackberry and TCL have entered into a long-term license agreement, which includes licensing the brand and manufacturing smartphones. Blackberry is a pure software vendor.

Blackberry is transforming itself from the smartphone manufacturer to the provider of security software and services: the Canadians now a long-term license agreement with the Chinese TCL Communication, which here sold smartphones under the brand Alcatel, closed.

Under the agreement, Blackberry will license its smartphone software, including its associated trademark rights, to the TCL Communication, which will take over the design, manufacture, sale and customer service for Blackberry mobile devices.

Blackberry maintains software itself

TCL Communication will be the exclusive worldwide manufacturer and distributor of all Blackberry-branded smartphones, with the exception of the following countries: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Blackberry emphasizes that you will continue to develop and control all your security and software solutions, support your customers and maintain your own smartphone software.

The step is the consequence of the new strategy of Blackberry, which initially included the switch from its own operating system to Android. In addition, TCL has already built this year’s Blackberry smartphones DTEK50 and DTEK60, which were supplemented by the software of the Canadians.

It is expected that TCL will offer the Blackberry products next to the technically likely closely related smartphones and other mobile devices of its brand Alcatel. As there are also tablets and a first 2-in-1 device, the selection of Blackberry terminals could even grow in the future.

WeChat censors political chats

The Chinese Messenger service WeChat censors large-scale chats with delicate political content. This is what researchers at the University of Toronto have found out.

Censorship of online services: The popular Chinese messenger app WeChat filters messages on accounts with Chinese phone numbers according to politically delicate key words and censors group chats. Even if a user leaves and moves to a foreign number, the censorship continues, the researchers at Citizen Lab found at the University of Toronto. Blocked chat messages now disappear secretly, without the sender being informed as before about the censorship, as is apparent from the Friday results.

With 806 million monthly users, WeChat is the fourth largest messenger app in the world and the most popular chat program in China. The platform is deeper than others in all billions of people’s lives, as it offers widespread payment systems, shopping, information, taxi services and travel services in China. Chinese users spend a third of their mobile online time on WeChat, owned by the big Chinese technology company Tencent.

For the report entitled “One App, Two Systems”, the researchers at Citizen Lab tested 26 821 sensitive keywords about WeChat accounts in China, Canada and the USA. 174 of them triggered the censorship. It was mostly about the bloody suppression of the democratic movement on 4 June 1989, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the Falun Gong movement forbidden in China, or motives with jokes or criticism of Chinese leaders.

“There is extensive censorship on WeChat, but divided across different dimensions,” commented Ronald Deibert, Director of Citizen Lab. By now being censored and the hint that a message “contains locked words”, WeChat also slides “deeper into a dark hole” because it does not give its users any accountability about its censorship.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are creating anti-terrorist pact

A joint database of Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube is supposed to help against terrorist propaganda on the net. The US players want to more easily identify photos and videos of terrorist groups.

Special times require special measures: The otherwise heavily not known for collective alliances, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube go into the offensive in the field of anti-terrorism. They form a joint pact in the fight against international terrorism in the search results and the platforms themselves.

The core of the alliance is a cross-company database. With it it should be possible to identify photos and videos of terrorist groups. Already deleted content should be provided with a “digital fingerprint” and be exchanged among each other, writes Facebook in a blog post.

In future, it will then be possible to identify corresponding terror content during the upload. Data that makes users personally identifiable should not be shared.

Great goals

The individual companies can individually decide how and when the content is removed according to their own policies – and especially what is classified as terror propaganda.

The long-term goal, according to Facebook, is to make this data base available to other companies. Which technology is used for “digital fingerprints” is not clear.

In addition, the big US players like Facebook still fights the debate on “Fake News“. After the scandal surrounding the false news, which might also have influenced the outcome of the US presidential election, Facebook now applies a test to the messages that appear on the network.